This time for sure: The Macy’s City Creek — in downtown Salt Lake City’s City Creek Center — is bringing back the Christmas "candy windows."
Macy’s on Tuesday issued a call to artists, inviting them to submit proposals to re-create the holiday tradition begun in the old Main Street ZCMI store where Macy’s now sits.
Six artists will be chosen to create and install the windows, which "should be made entirely out of candy and reflect a local holiday tradition," a Macy’s statement said. The store’s theme is "The Heart of the Holidays."
Artists are asked to submit a rendering and a short explanation of their window idea. The window displays are 9 feet wide, 8 feet deep and 12 feet high. Feasibility — i.e., whether the project can be done within the time, space and budget limits — will be considered.
Macy’s issued a similar call for artists in August, but it wasn’t as well publicized.
ZCMI started the "candy windows" tradition back in 1972, and the unveiling every November (on the Friday after Thanksgiving) usually accompanied the switching-on of the lights at Temple Square as a downtown event.
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